Breast Health Center

High-Risk Screening and Prevention Clinic

Certain health and family history factors can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. Research shows that if you are at high risk for breast cancer, taking advantage of certain medical options may not only detect cancer at an earlier stage, but may also decrease your risk for developing breast cancer.

Our High-Risk Screening and Prevention Clinic provides comprehensive breast cancer screening, genetic risk evaluation and counseling for those at increased risk for breast cancer.

Our clinical team is comprised of dedicated fellowship trained breast surgeon, medical oncologists, genetic counselors and a nurse navigator. The team works together to provide comprehensive care, including education, hereditary breast cancer risk assessment, genetic counseling, genetic testing, individualized breast cancer screening and surveillance as well as prevention programs.

At the first appointment, a detailed questionnaire will help us assess your personal and family health history. You will also receive a physical exam by a fellowship-trained breast surgeon. The team will then work with you to develop a comprehensive care plan that is right for you. This initial visit will last approximately one hour and include an analysis of your risk and available risk-reducing strategies.

You may benefit from participation in this program if you have any of the following:

Personal History

  • Chest wall radiation before age 30
  • Breast biopsy showing atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) or lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)
  • BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation
  • Breast cancer before age 50
  • Breast cancer in both breasts or more than one within the same breast
  • Ashkenazi Jewish (Central or Eastern European) ancestry and breast or ovarian cancer
  • Breast and ovarian cancer
  • Ovarian cancer (any age)

Family History

  • Male family member with breast cancer
  • BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation identified in family
  • Breast cancer before age 50
  • Family member (mother or father’s side) with breast cancer before age 50
  • Family member with two or more breast cancers, one before age 50
  • Ashkenazi Jewish (Central or Eastern European) ancestry and breast or ovarian cancer
  • Family member with breast and ovarian cancer
  • Family member with ovarian cancer (any age)

To make an appointment with the High-Risk Screening and Prevention Clinic, call (630) 758-8640.

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